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by StillNewish
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Squirt Boating
Topic: Squirt boat wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Squirt boat wanted

Hi,

Looking for a squirt boat (about 5 ft 10, 12 stone-ish).

What have people got gathering dust (or just for sale)? :)

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Topic: 12v Inflators
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: 12v Inflators

Thanks, interesting to hear. Glad it's still doing its job :)
by StillNewish
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 3171

Re: Gone very quiet

I must admit I tend to straddle the fence on this one (owww!). UKRGB strikes me as the place for more considered discussion on subjects such as access issues, long-term tree hazards on runs, and also the buying and selling (or finding and loosing!) of kit. Facebook comes into its own when used as a ...
by StillNewish
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: Video editing for GoPro
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

Re: Video editing for GoPro

Have you tried the one that GoPro does? I haven't used it much, as I never get further than copying the footage from the camera into the computer, but it is suppossed to be reasonably good.
by StillNewish
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Stand Up Paddleboarding
Topic: 12v Inflators
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: 12v Inflators

I'd be interested to hear what you think of it long term, as I'm considering getting one for my SUP.
by StillNewish
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Recon 83 wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Recon 83 wanted

Hi,

As per the title really, I'm looking to buy a wavesport Recon 83. What have people got that is available?

Cheers,

Colin
by StillNewish
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 369
Views: 42884

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned it already, but, if you can, I'd seriously consider some professional coaching, to focus on just rolling. Don't do it with your club, or your mates, or a random person who offers, but try to find a coach who you can build a good rapport with beforehand, and who und...
by StillNewish
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Best way to find more people to paddle with
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Best way to find more people to paddle with

I'm in a fairly similar situation to you I think; as a starting point try the following FB group...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2144969222388910/

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking the Shipping Forecast
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Kayaking the Shipping Forecast

Drop him a line to ask?

I dug this link up from the BBC page, not sure if you spotted it (sorry if you have already seen it)

https://www.m-b-g-l.org/contact/
by StillNewish
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krab on a Throwline?
Replies: 26
Views: 2821

Re: Krab on a Throwline?

I keep a krab on my throwline. That way I always have a krab and a throwline together if I need them (e.g. in a hurry e.g. live bait). Of course if I'm setting safety on the bank I'll remove the krab. If I'm ever in a situation where I have to use the throwline but don't have time to remove the kra...
by StillNewish
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Mock Student volunteer
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Mock Student volunteer

I think you've got the main ones already to be fair, I'm not aware of any other specific groups covering that part of the country.
by StillNewish
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roses are red, kayaks are blue
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Roses are red, kayaks are blue

Ah, good idea hehe! A really nice film! So much for the Tawe Moors...

Love the way you've edited that together, it looks really great.
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roses are red, kayaks are blue
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Roses are red, kayaks are blue

Couldn't watch it at work, but the preview picture looks like the Tawe Moors section??
by StillNewish
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo drysuit
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Lomo drysuit

Yew wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Typhoons aren't much more expensive than the Lomos, and are much more sturdily built.
Same experiences here.

Lomo are cheaper, but you do get what you pay for in terms of longevity.

Would recommend Typhoon in preference myself.
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Rainchasers" down?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: "Rainchasers" down?

Cheers :)
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Rainchasers" down?
Replies: 6
Views: 746

"Rainchasers" down?

Hi,

Is it me, or is Rainchasers down at the moment? Not sure if it's my computer at fault...

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing an assessor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Re: Choosing an assessor?

I'd say, try to lead as many different people as you can; try to find those who are new to the sport, and actually need leading, rather than just leading a competent group of mates. You'll only be leading on grade 2/3 on the assessment, so it doesn't matter too much if it's a river you know or one y...
by StillNewish
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Mock Student volunteer
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Mock Student volunteer

This is a good idea, and joining facebook groups associated with the rivers you are keen to get on will let you see when commercial operators are looking for mock students. They generally tend to post there, and then offer places to those who reply, rather than keep a list of possible students, and ...
by StillNewish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Padderling partners
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Padderling partners

Hi Lucas,

Have sent you an email.

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Damn season!
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Damn season!

Nice video, you got some great clips in that, thanks for sharing. That's another bunch of rivers to add to my 'to do' list :)
by StillNewish
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 28
Views: 2116

Re: Advice Please

A starting point is probably to ask, what sort of paddling does he do? (or, what does he want to do?) This will affect what sort of boat to look for
by StillNewish
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River tees broken scar
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: River tees brocken scar

I can't see any reason why not :)

As long as you are comfortable from a "water safety" point of view, then yes, crack on. Enjoy the SUP :)
by StillNewish
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling Partners Southern England, South Wales and West Country
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Paddling Partners Southern England, South Wales and West Country

Hi Rich, A good start would be to check out your local canoe club, who will have groups out paddling, hopefully. If that doesn't appeal, try the Lee Valley white water center (see on here for threads to do with this). Whitewater again, but for a slightly more mellow atmosphere (and no need to do an ...
by StillNewish
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best names for WW towns
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Best names for WW towns

I often am in contact at work with a company based in a town called Thief river Falls in the US.
by StillNewish
Tue May 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: 2017 / 2018 events
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: 2017 / 2018 events

The Tryweryn festival is always good fun;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1781599 ... discussion
by StillNewish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older
Replies: 33
Views: 4751

Re: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older

It's an interesting question.... I wonder how a more normal-person-sized boat that had massive rocker would actually perform? I suspect it may end up being too 'corky' due to having a very short water line. I look at it as a positive thing; if I get really fat and heavy later on in life there will s...
by StillNewish
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?

Rachets, every time. It's annoying when the bit of string comes loose in a playboat, in a creek boat it could be really dangerous... If really concerned about breakage, carry a spare rachet strap... I upgraded my Jackson All-star from string to rachets, and it's (now) an excellent boat. Just quickly...
by StillNewish
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Power house lost on Winnion gorge
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Power house lost on Winnion gorge

Hi,

Following a bit of an epic yesteday, I've lost my paddle on the Winnion on the gorge section :(

If they turn up, could you let me know on colinbrenton AT googlemail.com

Beers offered for their return :)
by StillNewish
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Casual River Rafting??
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

Re: Casual River Rafting??

Interesting thread, I'm intending doing my L1 raft guide course this year, having done a few raft trips before (legacy course at Lee Valley, nothing heroic, but did manage to flat spin it in the last feature...). I'm a kayaker too (France, Italy, Austria, Scotland etc and mainly paddle grade 3 and 4...
by StillNewish
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.

Oh wow, so sorry to hear this Chris, I thought you were on the mend now? To be honest, if there is no pressure to sell off the kit, I'd be inclined to keep it, even if only for flat water summer use, or similar. Maybe in a year or so's time look again at the situation? As always, you know where I am...